Women's Cross Country Ranked Fourth in Region

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 5, 2005

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team is ranked 14th nationally and fourth in the North Central Region, according to the coaches poll released Monday.

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference powerhouses Adams State and Western State are ranked Nos. 1 and 3 nationally and Nos. 1 and 2 in the region respectively. South Dakota is third in the region and 11th nationally.

"I think Adams State remains No. 1 until someone beats them," said UCCS coach Graeme Badger. "Western State added a couple good Colorado runners to their roster, but did lose some very good runners, too. South Dakota has everyone back as far as I know and are solid.

"We (UCCS) lost people but should be better than last year with additions and one healed injury."

Cross Country/Track Coaches' Association preseason national poll
1. Adams State
2. Edinboro
3. Western State
4. Grand Valley State
5. Kennesaw State
6. Chico State
7. Northern Michigan
8. Tampa
9. Harding
10. Central Missouri
11. University of South Dakota
12. Ashland
13. Stonehill
14. Colorado-Colorado Springs
15. University of North Dakota
16. UC San Diego
17. Wisconsin Parkside
18. Bloomsburg
19. Missouri Southern
20. Pittsburg State
21. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
22. Truman State
23. Colorado School of Mines
24. Kutztown
25. Alaska Anchorage

North Central Region Coaches' Poll
1. Adams State College
2. Western State College
3. University of South Dakota
4. Colorado-Colorado Springs
5. University of North Dakota
6. Colorado School of Mines
7. Minnesota-Duluth
8. University of Nebraska-Kearney
9. Augustana College
10. Regis University

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